Learn how to make Instant Pot spaghetti squash in less than 20 minutes! It’s so fast and easy… so you can enjoy this low-carb, Paleo-friendly pasta substitute even faster than cooking it in the oven.
I absolutely love spaghetti squash. The only problem is that it takes FOREVER to cook in the oven. Who’s with me? Well, I just got my Instant Pot pressure cooker, and now I can make spaghetti squash in about 10 minutes, instead of the typical hour (15 minutes to pre-heat the oven and another 45 to bake). That means I can get dinner out in about 15 minutes. Win!
Before I share the recipe… let’s talk about the Instant Pot. It’s a 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker – including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer. Plus, it has a stainless steel cooking pot and steam rack – LOVE that!
If you’re just getting started with the Instant Pot, check out my quick start guide Top 10 Instant Pot Tips and Tricks You Need to Know.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
Now are you looking for a great way to enjoy your spaghetti squash from the Instant Pot? I’ve got some ideas for you. Basically, spaghetti squash is an easy low-carb, Paleo and gluten-free option to pasta that tastes delicious with butter and parmesan (try this Spaghetti Squash with Browned Butter Sauce recipe) or a dollop of homemade chili or Bolognese sauce.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is in this Spaghetti Squash Aglio E Olio (Spicy Pasta) recipe. All you need is garlic, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes and some Parmesan cheese, and voila! Dinner is ready!
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Learn how to make Instant Pot spaghetti squash in less than 20 minutes! It's so fast and easy... so you can enjoy this low-carb, Paleo-friendly pasta substitute even faster than cooking it in the oven.
Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
Open the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water.
Stack the spaghetti squash on top of each other, cut-side up.
Close the lid and make sure the vent on the top of the lid is closed.
Set to manual, high-pressure for 5 minutes.
When the timer goes off, turn the vent on the top of the lid to release the steam.
Wait about 5 minutes for the steam and pressure to dissipate.
Open the lid and test the spaghetti squash. Fork to turn squash into spaghetti-like noodles. Take a bite to test that it's done. You can always cook for another 1-2 minutes on high pressure if needed.
Instant Pot Recipes Made Simple
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With this book, you’ll get:
- Tried-and-true recipes the whole family will love – including pot roast, spaghetti, tacos, carnitas, soups, and easy breakfast meals
- Instant Pot starter guide on how to use the buttons, tips and tricks, and more
- Printable shopping lists for ingredients
- Step-by-step video lesson on how to use your Instant Pot, pressure cooker safety, and some of my favorite tips and tricks
- Two-week meal plan that you can put into action for no-stress weeknight dinners
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